Pentax K-500 vs Nikon D3200

Winner
Pentax K-500

122

Nikon D3200

100

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Pentax K-500

Large viewfinder
Viewfinder size
0.61x
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
  1. Sensor shift
Rapid fire
Continuous shooting
6 fps
Great viewfinder
Viewfinder
Pentaprism
 

Reasons to buy the Nikon D3200

True resolution
High true resolution
24.1 MP
Startup delay
Almost no delay when powering up
400 ms startup delay
Movie continuous focus
Movie continuous focus
Makes it easy to get in-focus movies
External mic jack
External mic jack
Record higher quality audio with a microphone

galleries

Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Nikon D3200.
Explore our gallery of 1 sample photo taken by the Pentax K-500.

competitors

Pentax K-500 Competitors

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FH1

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FH1

Compact

Image stabilization Better image stabilization
Size Much smaller
True resolution Much lower true resolution
Pentax K-5

Pentax K-5

Entry-level DSLR

$331 body only

Shutter lag Much less shutter lag
Weather sealed Weather sealed
Supports 24p No 24p support
Pentax K-70

Pentax K-70

Entry-level DSLR

$595 body only

$672 - $715 with 18-55mm lens

True resolution Much higher true resolution
Movie format Lower frame rate movies
Battery life Shorter battery life

Nikon D3200 Competitors

Canon EOS Rebel T6

Canon EOS Rebel T6

Entry-level DSLR

$310 - $549 body only

$393 - $399 with 18-55mm lens

Lowest price Cheaper
Weight Slightly lighter
True resolution Much lower true resolution
Nikon D3300

Nikon D3300

Entry-level DSLR

$473 body only

$399 with 18-55mm lens

Movie format Lower frame rate movies
True resolution Much higher true resolution
Nikon D5200

Nikon D5200

Entry-level DSLR

$600 body only

$567 with 18-55mm lens

Movie format Lower frame rate movies
Focus points Significantly more focus points
True resolution Significantly lower true resolution

discussion

Pentax K-500
K-500
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Nikon D3200
D3200
Nikon

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